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creatively. >> that's really the slap in the face. >> reporter: but the san jose police officers union questions the timing as the department faces low moral, a high homicide rate and a dwindling force. >> we have six officers leaving this week. bringing our force dwindling down to less and less every day. it's kind of odd timing that this would be the item that we reach out to residents on. >> reporter: tonight we asked some san jose residents what they thought about the mailer. >> i think they do an excellent job. i don't think they have anything to fear, really. >> do you think you will notice it? >> no i will probably just throw it away. >> if there is a concern. i think citizens just typically just complain without having to be prompted. >> reporter: on the flip side the auditor says if you want to compliment an officer you can do that by going to the san jose police department's home page. reporting live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> one oakland leader now speaking out about that deal announced yesterday to keep the police department out of federal receive
a hole for the giant machine that will bore a tunnel for the central subway, through union square to chinatown. the problem is that the 40-foot diameter machine only goes one way. they planned to make a hole in morse beach to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit, saying the street closure and disruption would be problematic. so one option is to buy the former pagoda theater, moving the exit site. >> it probably would be easier. >> reporter: buying the property would add up to $8 million to the 1 del $6 million project. the other option is to leave the boring machine underground at one of the points marked in yellow. the sfmta would have to buy the machine, and permanently seal it in cement, adding 3 to $5 million to the total cost. >> the tunnel boring machines aren't meant to be buried or stored for any period of time. we would have to bury it there. >> reporter: the board meets to discuss the alternative. but time is running out. they must make a decision by february 1 so the contractor can finish the job. >>> the san rafael city council heard plan
-and-a-half of periodic checks. as far as employee representation, he says no union has blocked arrowsight from installing cameras to monitor employees. in less than one year, online coupon company groupon moved from massively hyped to a mostly forgotten $4 stock. paul eggers takes us behind the scenes as former groupon employees vent over the rise and fall of company stock. groupon's stock chart is not a pretty picture. from its opening on the nasdaq in november of last year to today, the stock has dropped more than 80%. during that time, while traders quickly sold off their shares, former employees of groupon like jason bowman were barred from trading their options on the open market until june. "at one point during the lockout, it was about $30, and people were saying, 'boy, this could be something.' and then it went down to $7 and people said, 'boy, what happened to all that money?'" groupon alum dan knispel also was forced to sit on the sidelines as the value of his shares plummeted "i'd say it was rough, from time to time, especially as the number got smaller and smaller." like many early groupon em
line. it is the eighth strike since talks between the union and hospitals broke down. and at one of the picket lines in berkeley that is where ktvu's cara liu joins us tonight. cara. >>> the picket line wrapped up out here earlier this afternoon but tonight a strike is very much still going on out here in berkeley. and at eight other hospitals across the bay area. >> 65, take aways for your project. more take aways than any contract. >> reporter: striking nurses outside of alta base summit in oakland. >> it is christmas eve but we wanted to show them that they need to take us back and negotiate our contract. >> reporter: replacement is expected for a second strike in san jose. regional medical center and good samaritan. >> union busting is disgusting. >> reporter: the california nurses association represents about 54,000 nurses at the nine hospitals, this is their eighth strike since negotiations began more than a year and a half ago. >> we have not talked about any raises. we just want to keep our contract as it is. >> reporter: key issues include health benefit, sick pay and st
had plenty of fans at union square tonight. and shoppers had plenty of entertainment to get in the spirit. as for numbers? maybe a mixed bag. deep discounts are showing up. 50, 60, even 70%. but many in the westfield mall were empty handed just starting to shop perhaps, or like this family, already finished. >> we're done. done. completely done. just getting to enjoy the next couple of days with all the family. >> reporter: what do you think of the crowds? >> not as bad as i thought they would be. >> we started at 8:30. >> reporter: this morning. start time for three friends still shopping at 8:30 p.m. >> we still have a couple more stores. >> reporter: not procrastinators, a strategic plan. >> stores are open longer. there's more sales. >> also you get more for your money. so i love it. >> reporter: holiday sales are forecast to rise about 4% this year. just shy of the 5% uptick seen each of the past two years. >> this year's entry is my ugly christmas sweater. >> reporter: of course some things are one of a kind. not found in stores. >> jingle my bells. i got my santa. and
. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in another type of a person to come in my establishment it is plus for me. >> local lawmakers are trying to anticipate what federal authorities might do. among the options, the u.s. could sue the state and try to prevent legal marijuana growing or selling. or try to cut funding, similar to states in the 1980s, to raise the minimum drinking age. >>> men low park police have arrested a man for an attempted shooting. police arrest
at oakland international airport are preparing to possibly go on strike this weekend. the union unite here local 2850 has been working without a contract since july 1st. the group says the earliest they would go on strike is saturday morning. at issue, medical insurance costs and a proposed wage freeze. the union says there have been promising conversations with airport food and beverage provider hms host but so far no contract. >>> a japanese diplomat pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges. 33-year-old yoshiaki nafaya is a vice council for japan working in san francisco. prosecutors say he allegedly used a screwdriver to stab his wife in the hand, knocked out one of her teeth and kicked her multiple times. nagaya faces a year in jail as part of a plea deal. his sentencing is scheduled for january 1st. >>> craig foosley showed up yesterday at houston elementary school. he said he wanted to protect the children following the school massacre following the massacre at newtown connecticut. he told the modesto bee he was a sergeant and had been deployed to iraq and afghanistan. now the
or the police officer union. the deal would bring in a director of compliance to guide the department even the right to fire command staff. >>> helping bay area home owners. why woman says she's proof these types of actions are effective. >> one of several dozen people who rallied in downtown oakland today. she says she's tried unsuccessfully 17 times to modify her mortgage. >> me and my husband were like, okay, we've done everything we're going to do. let's just walk away. >> what do we want? >> in june of this year -- and she was successful. now she's taking part to help others. >> taken low income or moderately middle class and gotten us together as a community. we got sold out. >> this man tried to push the security guard out the door. members put up yellow tape around the bank. a movement the group says has helped several dozen people to save their homes. >> we get attention. i think it embarrasses the banks and they start looking at okay we better do something. >> wells fargo released this statement -- helped more than 800,000 people. granting 5 million dollars for home owners who qu
it, like, it's so close to you. >> the teachers union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students had not yet returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leafing the school, which is still a crime scene. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he supports and would support legislation that address it is problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> a new grass roots group new town united sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of the victims of the 1999 shooting. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they've been through hell and back and don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> more de tails emerge on the shootings. nancy lanza was shot in the head four times as she slept while adam lanza is believ
to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo physical union. >>> a fire district is reconsidering some of its protocols tonight after three firefighters were injured after responding to a traffic accident. they say precautions that were not taken yesterday might have prevented it. >> the fire engine is out of service for now. the accident happened during yesterday morning's rainstorm. firefighters responded to a minor car accident near the wilder road exit. the cars were on the shoulder and officials say the firefighters followed procedure for parking engines on freeways. >> we have a procedure that requires them to park at an angle to protect the scene >> fire officials say ideally they would have had a second engine blocking the lane a few hundred feet away for protection but with so many 911 calls the next closest engine responded to about emergency. >> we were extremely busy yesterday and didn't have two firefighters allocated to this particular emergency. if we had, the outcome may have been different. we're just not sure. >> a car clip the back of the diagon
i told san francisco police union president about the video. his reaction, an exasperated look. in san francisco i'm john ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco deb e deputy charged with robbing a bank last month today entered not knot guilty plea. 36-year-old phil leadership song accused of killing $1700 bank of america in the richmond district. police say they tracked him down through surveillance video and fingerprint on a though the handed to teller. >>> quick act san francisco police officer save the life of a newborn baby who was born in the middle of the street this morning. when offers arrived the newborn wasn't breathing. and dramatic rescue effort unfolded in a patrol car. one officer performed cpr. >> both thought about their own children as this was occurring and they were quite pleased with the outcome. >> the way by's mother who police tell us is 39s old was also take top hospital if both see and her newborn are doing well. >>> a man surround arrest on dui and hit and run charge was a crashing his truck into an apartment building narrowly missing two children
% haven't started shopping. we spoke to some last minute shoppers in union square. >> sometimes you're short of time in a given day. times it's ideas of what to get. >> we're busy. there's a lot to do right now, a lot of parties. we procrastinate. >> the survey says last minute shoppers is will spend and afternoon of $304. >>> if you spent any part of the day at the post office, you're not alone. today is the single busiest shipping day of the season. the postal service remind us that people can mail items at any times of day at some post offices. >>> volunteers started distributing holiday meals today. sacred heart will be handing out grocery bags to families through wednesday. each bag contains about 40 pounds of food, including turkey or ham. organizers say they have seen a 10% ingress request for assistance over last year. if you would like to help, go to our website. >>> one, two, three, go. >> volunteers went on a shopping spree at a local target this morning, picking up toys for children in need. the group dig deep raised more than 50,000$50,000. >>> sharks fan ss finally can
inadequate nurse staffing. the nurses union says that short staffing is a chronic problem in kizer emergency rooms and mental health services. kizer says the nursing staff levels comply and exceed state mandated requirements. >>> three state department officials resigned under pressure related to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the deputy assistant and an unamed official stepped down, they came less than one day after a scathing report blaming management for a lack of security at the u.s. embassy. >>> the army will be seeking the death penalty against a soldier accused of killing 16 afghan villages during a deadly rampage. dr.vail faces premeditated murder. prosecutor says that bail slipped out of his base at dawn and attacked two villages, nine children were killed. no date is set. >>> president obama has been named time magazine's 2012 person of the year today. the second time in just four years. the editor of time sided what he called the obama effect. changes include health insurance and gay service members receiving openly, ma lalla, the team pakistanian advocate wa
parkway and union city. moving the maps around and out towards san ramoan and antioch and discovery bay. it this is the one organized area of rainfall. out to around the bethal island as well. the rain showers have been decreasing somewhat. a few scattered shoufrss s -- showers to the north bay. one sellout of nap a. as far as the forecast. here it is. multiple storms -- napa. as far as the forecast. here it is. the multiple storms coming in. the first one today, the second one moving in tomorrow and then the third one sunday. for the weekend, rainfall, heaviest rainfall for the morning hours, sunday, the strongest storm. rainfall expectations could be 3-1/2 inches, around the bay itself, 1-2 and the santa cruz mountains, 3 inches, keeping an eye on the river levels up there and the creek from the the streams because they have been rising already and that trend will continue into the weekend. a winter storm warning in mace for the slopes and the sierra until 9:00 on sunday. 2-5 feet. i will plan on the delays and possible road closures, keep that in mind heading to the sierra this weeke
there in front of the student union. >> it's almost like he's from florida and the first snow he's ever seen. >> he sets up his camera and they wale do start rolling a big, old snowman. just rolling the balls. according to reports, some areas go the up to 16 inches of snow. brant says they got over 10 here on campus. >> this looks like the perfect kind of snow to make a snowman. just wet enough to be able to compact, but not too wet. >> snowman is 8'6" feet tall. make him a face, hands, a happy face and say, happy holidays. >>> they say one man's trash is another man's treasure. for these kids in paraguay it really is a treasure. this is aida, a violinist and a cello player, both students in paraguay. take a look at their instruments. [ speaking in foreign languag ] language ]. >> wow. >> that's his cello, and it is made with recycled items that they found at a landfill. >> so they're made out of gaf g? they don't have enough money for real instruments? >> no. they are poor. they live in an area where a violin is worth more than the hole they live in. >> let's hear. shut up. that is -- that
. but the rain could not keep shoppers from hitting the stores today in union square in san francisco. people in downtown alameda brought out their hats and sweaters too. the east bay received heavy showers this afternoon and the streets were a little slick. in san jose workers in an emergency shelter say the beds have been filled every day this since cold weather began. dozens of homeless people are having to sleep on the floor tonight. firefighters are concerned about those outside suffering from hypothermia. south bay temperatures were 12 degrees below normal. mark tamayo has been tracking the weather system. you join us now with how much rain fell. it was chilly out there today. >> that was the main component of t . temperatures only in the low to mid 40s. rainfall took its time to get going but as you can see here, it did move through cause the entire bay area. rainfall totals were .20 of an inch. san jose, .14. as far as the cold temperatures, these are the highs from this afternoon. only in the 40s. 42 degrees in fairfield for the afternoon high. that would be an overnight low. right n
airport spent tonight getting ready for a possible labor action later this afternoon. the labor union worked on making picket signs in the event that they are needed. union members have been without a contract since june. >> they take away health insurance and they freeze my wage, well you know i'll just be working to pay my hell insurance and i won't have nothing to support my family with. >> reporter: united has given hms host until midnight thursday to agree to a new contract, other wise they say they will walk off their jobs. >>> two men had been charged in connection with the shooting death of two teenage girls in oakland last month. investigators say 18-year-old yante powell of oakland faces two counts of murder with special circumstances. a 19-year-old antonio edwards also of oakland is charged with being an accessory. police say 15-year-old raquel gristol and bobby fontane were sitting with powell and edwards when they were gunned down. more than 30 rounds were fired. >>> the piedmont police department announced the new chief while san jose loses yet another high ranking offic
area to continue to share findings from the mars rover curiosity at the meeting of geophysical union, officials say the mars rover uncovered hints of clay in the planet's southern hemisphere. as we reported yesterday, the mars soil test also revealed some organic material but nasa says they're not sure if it's native to the planet. >>> an area once off the beaten path is now officially on the grid, and how to flip the switch today. it's going to help power homes. in tomorrow's morning commute could be a messy one. meteorologist rosemary orozco tells us who's going to feel the brunt of the storm that's currently moving in well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. . >>> the flip of th
the european union was awarded the noble peace prize for promoting peace and human rights in europe. the award is not without its critics. some say the eu contradicts because it relies on military force. >>> after seven days of balloting it seems that users lost the ability to vote on policy. voter turn out needed to be at least 30% to keep the policy in place. fewer than 700,000 votes were cast instead of the 300 million that were needed. facebook is expected to make an official announcement sometime tomorrow. >>> it didn't take long for twitter to get over its break up with instagram. which allow instagram photos to be views on twitter. you can still include an instagram message on those pictures. >>> when to expect rain coming up in your complete bay area forecast. >> a reminder that you can get ktvu news [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 fo
a worker's strike and less than a year after voters turned down if last contract. the union is made up of custodial, electrical and support staff at oakland international airport and the port of oakland. >>> another honor was kept from an eagle scout because he's gay. assembly speaker john perez wants to pay tribute to the teenager's bravery. >>> today was moving day at the state capital. workers there spent the day moving boxes and furniture and getting offices ready for the lawmakers to convene on monday. >>> san jose's plastic bag ban appears to be a success. litter surveys find that trash is count 55% on city streets. the report also says the ban has had no negative impact on the city's retailers. and now there's word that san jose may try banning disposable plastic containers as well. >>> the wet weather did not keep people away from tonight's tree lighting ceremony. the waterfront transformed into a winter wonderland as the 57- foot tall mount shasta fir tree lit up the night. the tree was lit by officials with the city and port of o akland. more than 5,000 sparkling lights are o
their identities or a motive in that shooting. union and management wrapped up a 6th day of negotiations p in the labor dispute at the ports of los angeles and long beach. workers walked off of their jobs last week in a 2-1/2 year long contract fight. no word on how chose -- how close both sides are. some containerships have been moved. shippers are saying it is costing the u.s. economy as much as $1 billion a day. >>> in our continuing cover repblg of the if fiscal cliff, treasure secretary bluntly re-- continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary bluntly reject today. >> they cost $1 trillion over 10 years and no possibility that we are twoing to find going to get it without it going back up. >> seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted. >> the house speaker want on to say he was flabbergasted by the plan. they say tell take another week for serious negotiations to begin. >>> the supreme court may announce tomorrow if it will review california's prop 8 case over same sex marriage. the justices met behind chosed doo
for the sheriff's office after an objection from the american civil liberties union. records obtain bid the aclu of northern california show sheriff greg ahon received bids for the drone back in august with the stated purpose of intelligence gathering and surveillance. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff impose written and personal safeguards and mechanisming to prevent public abuses. >> to think we would go an use an unmanned aerial system for civilian surveillance is inaccurate. >> reporter: ahern says the surveillance would be used primarily for search and rescue. a vote is now expected early next year. >>> president obama appears to be winning support for his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help deal with the so called fiscal cliff. ktvu's rita williams reports on the court of public opinion and why it may not be enough. >> reporter: what do you think? will the president in congress send the country plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> i don't think they'll reach it. i don't know what they will do then. >> i am hoping and praying they do. come together. >> i am hop
before filing charges. >>> a settlement with striking union workers. an eight day shut down at the nation's busiest port likely cost billions of dollars, but shippers are on the road again. managers can only outsource 14 jobs in the next four years if people retire or leave the port. >>> there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disappointing his family, law en
was restored at about 1:00 p.m.. >>> in san francisco tonight people gathered in union square to light an enormous menorah on this the first night of hanukkah. the menorah was a gift from the late music produce bill graham. people from around the world took part in tonight's celebration. >> this is the past place to to credibility hanukkah. . >>> one east bay city is bracing for a showdown over medical marijuana. >>> a defensive lineman for the dallas cowboys is arrested and the charges he faces in the death of a fellow teammate. >> it shows the power of on- line media and what is changing. >> owner has a right to get . >>> growing medical marijuana outdoors could soon become illegal in concord. new at 10:00 ktvu's eric rasmussen is live with the new recommendation and the case that sparks it. >> reporter: david it all started after we did a story about a backyard grow in october now this report from city staff is recommending a ban on all outdoor marijuana growing even though california law allows it. >> for consideration on december 11th. >> reporter: she is handing owe green fli
. >> it is hoping to work with the union to create a better balance of staff. >> time magazine has named president barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was goin
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